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Chalkidiki: Blue Lagoon & Ammouliani Island Cruise & Lunch

1. Chalkidiki: Blue Lagoon & Ammouliani Island Cruise & Lunch

Delight in a fun cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat from Ouranoupoli's port to the famous beaches of Sithonia and the islands of Vourvourou and Diaparos. Enjoy plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, and savor a traditional Greek barbecue meal for lunch. Board a glass-bottom boat from the port of Ouranoupoli and set sail. Pass over the most famous reef of the area and admire the yellow corals. Travel to the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Sithonia, and take some photos of the picture-perfect beaches. Next, stop at the Blue Lagoon for 1,5 hours. Swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the bay at a depth of 2 meters. After swimming and snorkeling, replenish your energy with a barbecue full of traditional Greek flavors, such as souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and bread. Enjoy a glass of wine and beverages for your children with your meal, but inform the local partner a few days in advance if you require a vegetarian meal. Once you've had your lunch, make your way to Alikes beach on Ammouliani. Stop for 1.5 hours for more swimming opportunities at the port of the lagoon, or sip a cocktail at one of the various beach bars. The tour concludes with a return to Ouranoupolis in the evening.

From Ouranoupolis: Two Islands Cruise with Lunch on Board

2. From Ouranoupolis: Two Islands Cruise with Lunch on Board

Explore two magnificent islands of Halkidiki in a day. Set cruise for the turquoise waters of Blue Lagoon beach, at the narrow pass between the islands of Diaporos and Agios Isidoros. Savor a barbecue on board. Depurture at 11:00 AM from the Main port of Ouranoupolis village. Head to the first stop of your cruise, Blue Lagoon, located just opposite Vourvourou on Sithonia. During the 1-hour trip to Sithonia, enjoy a coffee while sailing on the calm waters and feeling the morning sea breeze. Keep your camera ready for some spectacular photos of dolphins which you most likely will find swimming in front of the bow. Drop anchor to enjoy the clear sandy seabed and turquoise waters in the Blue Lagoon. Marvel at a combination of a white sea bottom and shallow depth that gives a glacier blue color to the water. Swim, snorkel, and relax for 2 hours surrounded by exquisite natural beauty. Explore the hidden coves of this exotic paradise. Return on board to enjoy your Greel style lunch with a glass of wine or a soft drinks. Kindly note, that we serve pork souvlaki, so If you have other food preferences (vegeterian, vegan, chicken souvlaki) please do not hesitate to contact the tour operator one day before the cruise. As you tuck into lunch, the captain will raise the anchor and set sail to the second stop at Ammouliani, the only inhabited island of Halkidiki. Spend your free time on the island shoping souvenirs in the shops of the village Ammouliani or swimming at the beach bar 200 meters away from the port. At 04:45 PM, bid farewell to this traditional Greek island. After 15 minutes of sailing, arrive back at the port of Ouranoupolis to disembark around 05:00 PM.

Vourvourou: Guided Half-Day Kayak Tour in Diaporos Island

3. Vourvourou: Guided Half-Day Kayak Tour in Diaporos Island

Begin your adventure at Mikro Karydi beach in Vourvourou. Upon meeting you, your guide will ensure that you have all the equipment necessary for an enjoyable kayaking tour. The guide will also show you some basics about the kayak to ensure your safety throughout. Each double kayak has a portable cool-box containing sandwiches, fruit, bottles of water, and juice. Set off from Karydi beach, the most famous beach of Halkidiki, to see even more beautiful beaches along the way. Your first stop will be on the South beach of Diaporos island. Here, you will have some free time to explore the beach, take photos, swim, snorkel, and relax. You will also have the chance to discover the eastern side of Diaporos island Then, pick up your paddles again and head to Mirsini beach. After some free time here, you will make one more stop on a very small and wonderful beach on Kalamonisia island. Finally, return to Mikro Karydi where you will take a commemorative group photo and receive a surprise gift.

From Thessaloniki: Transportation to Blue Lagoon Day Cruise

4. From Thessaloniki: Transportation to Blue Lagoon Day Cruise

Get ready for a dav of sailing on the Aegean Sea with transportation from Thessaloniki to a thrilling cruise (additional expense). Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your accommodation as you get to your boat in comfort and style. Be dropped off at the harbor, then board your vessel “Saint Georgios” or ”Prophet Elias” from Ormos Panagias. Head to Ammouliani Island and the Blue Lagoon as you sail across the evocative landscapes of Siggitikos Bay. Enjoy your journey to your first stop at the village on Ammouliani as you take in scenic views along the way. Marvel at the peninsula of Sithoniaset set against picturesque Mount Athos. Once docked, explore the local market, the island's Folklore Museum, or take a stroll around the evocative dockyard. Head back to the boat for the pleasant journey to the next stop at the Banana Beach. Kick back on a sunbed next to a beach bar and soak up the rays, or take cover under a parasol as you savor the beach life. Dive into the ocean at your next stop as you snorkel in the crystal clear waters next to the island of Diaporos. Then, board the ship to return to Ormos Panagias. Once there, meet your waiting driver for the journey back to Thessaloniki and drop-off at your accommodation.

Morning Diaporos Free Guide Trip

5. Morning Diaporos Free Guide Trip

Join us for a thrilling sea kayaking adventure around the beautiful island of Diaporos in Halkidiki! Our Free Guide Diaporos trip is the perfect choice for those who want to experience the stunning natural beauty of the area at their own pace We start with a short lesson on the beach to go over the elements of kayaking including safety issues, proper paddling techniques, steering and stability tips. We learn also the various details of our journey. Then we start a relaxed paddling in the calm waters of Vourvourou bay, heading over to the nearby Diaporos island. During this first part of our trip, we will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Vourvourou bay while receiving interesting knowledge and information about the culture, history, and traditions of the region. On our first long rest stop, we will swim and snorkel in the crystal blue waters of the small coves, relax under the shadows of pine trees or enjoy a healthy homemade lunchbox (on demand) with local delicacies and fresh fruits of the season! On our way back to Vourvourou resort, we will have another short rest stop on the shore of one of the south beaches of Diaporos island. There we have again the chance to get out of the kayaks, stretch our legs and enjoy a quick refreshing swim and snorkeling in the cool waters.

From Ouranoupoli: Blue Lagoon Two Island Cruise

6. From Ouranoupoli: Blue Lagoon Two Island Cruise

Departing from Ouranoupolis Port, explore the crystal blue waters of Halkidiki and visit two islands in just one day. The uninhabited Diaporos Island is a marvelous destination where you can enjoy the crystal waters of the area and jump in the sea as the rays hit the water. The local market on Ammouliani Island is a destination you can't miss. Take some time to admire local products as well as the centuries-old structures of the village before you head to Banana Beach. Soak up the rays or relax in the shade of an umbrella. Listen to music, taste real greek food, swim, snorkel, and explore the beautiful coast.

Vourvourou: Private boat trip in Diaporos Island

7. Vourvourou: Private boat trip in Diaporos Island

Ιf you are looking for a private tour with a luxury motorboat to the island of Diaporos and the surrounding beauties of the area, without stress and fatigue for you, you are in the right place. Sit back, enjoy the wonderful route and dive into the wonderful waters of the beaches of Vourvourou and the island of Diaporos. The meeting point is Mikro Karydi beach in Vourvourou, Halkidiki. There we will welcome you, get to know you, give you a safety briefing, as your safety is the most important thing, and then board our motorboat. Depending on the weather of the day as well as your own mood and preference, we visit the most beautiful parts of the area and the most beautiful beaches (the bay of Vourvourou, Blue Lagoon, Mirsini beach (White beach), Paradise beach, round of Diaporos island etc.). We make stops to enjoy the scenery, take a dip in the turquoise waters of the area, drink our wine under the awning of the motorboat and of course take pictures. Our tour is slowly coming to an end. We return to Mikro Karydi beach where we started and disembark from the boat. We hope you enjoyed our ride. Thank you.

From Sithonia: Private 4x4 Off-Road Safari in Halkidiki

8. From Sithonia: Private 4x4 Off-Road Safari in Halkidiki

Get an authentic taste of an off-road adventure during this private 4x4 SUV tour from Sithonia to Nikiti, Vourvourou, Parthenonas, and other spots that can’t be accessed via normal rental cars. Get an inside look at some of the most amazing places of Halkidiki that only the locals know. The adventure starts in the morning in front of your hotel. Meet your private local tour guide, get a pre-trip introduction to the tour, then set out for the first stop on the itinerary, the old village of Nikiti. At Nikiti, find one of the oldest temples in the area and learn the history of the area while tasting local products from farmers. Afterward, see the east coast of Sithonia at the village of Vourvourou and admire the view of the Athos Peninsula. Then, venture off-road to a prehistoric place 725-meters high at the ancient tree of Itamos. From there, maneuver up to the highest point of Sithonia at 1,000-meters high. Reach the perfect spot to see all three peninsulas at the same time along with some north Aegean Islands. Next, follow an uncharted path through a pine forest to the west side of Sithonia and see the traditional village of Parthenonas. Climb down to the west coast and reach the last stop of the tour, a Greek family tavern in front of the sea. Sit down and enjoy a local lunch (costs not included), then journey back to your hotel by traveling along the west coastline.

Sithonia: Speedboat Day Trip to Vourvourou and Diaporos

9. Sithonia: Speedboat Day Trip to Vourvourou and Diaporos

Cruise aboard a powerful speedboat from Sithonia to Vourvourou Bay, Diaporos island, and Portokali on this private day trip for up to 7 guests. Lounge in the sun on the boat or stay cool under the sunshade. Play your own music by connecting to the Bluetooth stereo. Meet your captain in Sithonia and board the speedboat. Feel the wind in your hair as you make your way to Vourvourou Bay. Swim in the calm turquoise waters of the bay before heading to the shallow blue waters of Karydi beach. Continue to Robinson's beach to take a dip in a bay that can only be accessed by the sea. Explore the pristine bay at Peristeri Island. Head to Diaporos island's blue lagoon and the white sand beaches at the sheltered Kryfto Bay. Capture stunning pictures of Portokali beach before going to Sykia Bay where you have the option to stop at a local tavern to purchase lunch. Craft your own itinerary with the option to go to Ammouliani island and the Drenia islands instead of Portokali beach and Sykia bay.  Return to your starting point in Sithonia at the end of the tour. 

Sithonia: Diaporos Islands Boat Cruise with Snacks & Drinks

10. Sithonia: Diaporos Islands Boat Cruise with Snacks & Drinks

Be the captain of your holidays by booking an unforgettable private sailing experience with Varkaris. Our private cruises are designed to be flexible around your desires, let us curate a route tailor made for you, or maybe just go with the flow, sit back and let us decide on the day. Get ready to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Greek summer and the feeling that only the sea can give with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. We take off on a 40ft sailboat from the Marina in Ormos Panagias at 09:00am and spend 8 hours sailing, swimming and relaxing around the private coves of Diaporos island and the Sithonia coast. There are limitless routes and destinations to chose from so no matter the weather, we can guarantee an unforgettable experience.

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4.7 / 5

based on 102 reviews

GREAT EXCURSION!!! Me and partner joined from Psakoudia, only a short drive and we both really loved it. The boat was great. All the stops we made were really nice, picturesque and we had enough time to do what we wanted while we were at each one. Food was really nice and enough for the average person. Really reasonably priced snacks and drinks on board if you need. Staff were all welcoming and lovely. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting Halkidiki.

We loved this sea trip! The crew was top notch. The meal on Banana Beach was quite sufficient and good. The swimming stop on the blue lagoon was fantastic!!! We take full eyes! Thank you to the captain for this surprise, we left with a small gift and lots of memories.

Love it! The guide Stefanos was super friendly and explain us the rules and the tour was relaxing and super nice. It was our first time with the kayak and we love it. I think will buy our own kayak ❤️

Beautiful views!! We got to visit banana beach for a few cocktails with lunch & then jump off into the blue lagoon, it was just stunning. Drinks & snacks on the boat are a good price too!

A wonderful tour that we definitely recommend. Real off-road tour, great views and lots of interesting information. Special thanks to our guide Armin, that was a great day, thank you!